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The goal of the agreement is for Antwerp to remain the world’s single most important trading centre for diamond.
Laboratories in BlueChem incubator almost half full, despite the coronavirus crisis
The Antwerp economy counters the market’s fluctuations and offers a rebuttal to the current economic obstacles. Out of resilience and unity, new alliances and innovations arise which make entrepreneurship in Antwerp thrive.
EIT Digital is the latest addition to The Beacon’s list of residents. The innovationhub for Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) houses over 60 startups, scaleups and corporates.
Antwerp has recently climbed to 6th place in the new Manufacturing Tech Report. In the report, the technology federation Agoria and the research centre Sirris analyse the digital technology landscape for the manufacturing sector.
Antwerp manages to capitalize on its connectivity in Europe, as demonstrated by impressive growth figures from Antwerp Airport.
Antwerp boasts to be one of the top European investment locations, as evidenced by the prestigious 'European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21' ranking of fDi Intelligence. Antwerp rose to second place for its strategy to attract international investment and was  again praised for its connectivity. This is a clear recognition of Antwerp's international development as an attractive destination for international investment.
With major assets such as 17 million shoppers per year choosing the Meir, competitive rental prices, diverse and unique shopping locations and developments and 60% of Europe’s purchasing power within a 500 km radius, Antwerp has attracted the attention of fDi Intelligence, The Financial Times magazine.
Recently, fDi Magazine published a special about Antwerp, based on interviews with prominent captains of industry located in the city.
FDI Intelligence, the Financial Times magazine, noticed Antwerp as a European hub for digital innovation.
In Antwerp, the fashion hotspot of Europe, The Canvas opened a sustainable marketplace for fashion, art and experiences, as they describe themselves.
In 2019, the Antwerp jewellery designer duo Wouters & Hendrix exists 35 years. Until February the 16th, visitors of DIVA can discover what astonishes and inspires these internationally acclaimed designers.